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The Unfortunates

(Unfortunate #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,250 ratings  ·  102 reviews
He wants his father dead.
He wants power.
He wants control...

....And he'll use me to get it.

Kade Sario was supposed to vicious and cruel. He was supposed to be a monster, to hurt and chastise me for the smallest things... but he didn't. I didn't understand it... until I found out what he really wanted from me.

He wants to use me. He wants to hold me high above the lion's den
Paperback, 378 pages
Published August 4th 2014 by Limitless Publishing (first published July 1st 2014)
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Warning...if you don't like the hero having very explicit sex with OW whilst he already met the heroine then I would strongly advise you not to read this book

DNF at 17% (Kindle)

This book turn out to be not my cup of tea and at about page 55 the hero started to have sex with another woman and it was very detailed all the way to the end even though at this point the hero met the heroine and wanted her very badly... THIS IS A BIG NO FOR ME The whole romance feels pointless to me at this point and I
Seriously I don't get what the fucking point is of a sex scene with OW(a very detailed one at that), I'm sorry I just don't. Is it supposed to get me hot and bothered?knowing that he has got a big penis and knows how to use it, or am I supposed to be having some second hand jealousy? Which I do honestly get sometimes, but here I just felt icky reading it...
Honestly if I wanted a VERY detailed scene of a man fucking a woman(doesn't matter who)then I'd just watch fucking porn, instead of reading h
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you SO MUCH hun!! ☆

"Please don't let this become my home.

We're told the Sarios are the most brutal, the most unsympathetic, hard to handle family out of them all. If that's true, I might just entertain the idea of suicide if I'm chosen to live there."

Before reading this, here’s a brief history of the plot before the actual story begins:

Once upon a time the world was in chaos and four houses came together and set up a
**Check out the original review over at 21st Century Once Upon A Times**

This is dystopia like you've never seen it before.

Most dystopian novels can be read with ease as you're spoon-fed all the components you've come to expect from that genre.

Some grit.
Conflicted characters.
A futuristic setting, with shiny technology and underlying tensions.
Some kind of rebellion.
Some romance - normally a love triangle - to spice up things.
The death of someone close to the main protagonist.
A message of ri
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TITLE: The Unfortunates
SERIES: (Unfortunate, #1)
AUTHOR: Skyla Madi
GENRE: Science Fiction | Dystopia
RELEASE DATE: August 4th 2014
MY RATING: ★★★★★

I'm number nine and I have a tattoo behind my ear to prove it. Fortunates are the reason for my nightmares - the scariest things I can think of

Recommended by Katie on my friends list on here, yet again she found me a 5 star book, this is the second book I've read of this authors and freaking heck why has it taken me so long to get on the fan girli
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
5 Stars:

I have to be honest here. I didn't think I would be able to finish the book. Madi I didn't a realistic job in this futuristic tale of painting a story only covered in overlapping shades of black and grey. What is more damming is the horrors the tale spins from.

It's beyond obvious the inspiration came from our own human past. It also calls the question, will we ever learn from our past or are we doomed to repeat it?

In 'The Unfortunates' the answer is blindingly obvious. Not only does ma
ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
Jul 28, 2014 rated it did not like it

A dystopian novel.....More like a dystopian porn!

I was expecting some adventure or plot even, but the novel was basically all erotica.
It was an okay read.
I didn't get what I wanted, which was an actually shoot and chase dystopian novel with the sexual tension and the awesomeness.
The main character is slightly annoying too. She tries to come off as tough and that is in conflict as how she should been brought up like an Unfortunate...Who cares about survival when you can just go on and get your se
Alissa Evanson

Wow. Words escape me as to how unbelievable this book was. I have read several things by Skyla Madi, and am a huge fan of hers, but this was very different than anything else I've read by her. I was so excited to start this book but hesitant at the same time. The story line is very different. I am a person who loves a ‘real’ story line…one that could take place anywhere and anytime. So I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get into this one as
Louise Seraphim Reviews
Oh my gawd!! That was incredible!
Okay, so before I rant on about how amazing this book is, I'll just give a bit of background.
The Unfortunates is set in the future, time has swiftly moved on and the world that now exists is cruel and controlled. After crazy wars that have wiped out nearly all human life on earth, Amongst those remaining are four strangers who come together and rebuild society. Eventually they decide, they deserve some recognition and gratitude for their part in rebuilding the

2.5 I skimmed the 2nd half stars 14630098636_803ec29989_o

I know I should give all my reason why I loved and hated this book, that's what a good reviewer would do. Well, I never claimed to be a good reviewer. But I will say the first half had me hooked, but by 50% I was like.


How had I not been familiar with the writing of Skyla Madi before??? She is fan-freaking-tastic and an Aussie too!

After experiencing a really bad run of unsatisfying and frankly, boring dystopia/futuristic novels I went into this book with incredibly low expectations. However, it took me completely by surprise, held me in its grip from first to last page and left me desperately wanting to get my hands on book 2!

Madi built a horrible futuristic world, she carved out a compelling story, created in
SassyAsby (A.K.A. Mrs. Charlie Hunnam)
oh. My. God! I loved this book! This is not my average read, I didn't even think I was going to like it. I took a chance and boy am I glad I did.

This story was so unique and extremely well written. I felt like I was there; in the story with the characters. It was amazing!

The plot is about this new world of "unfortunates" and "fortunates" or what I call the "have and have nots". The "unfortunates" are basically slaves held in a slave camp until they're 18 yrs old and then given to a "fortunate"
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars!!!

I had this novel for weeks now but I've been avoiding it coz... well, I don't remember the plot, the title ain't that catchy and the cover so...

I got bored and the novels that I've tried reading didn't interest me that much so when I scrolled through the list, I saw this and decided to read it, and I was kind of like 'better get this over with, if it's good, good, if not, drop it.'

I love the story, the characters, the flow, the writing style is good, although I did skip a fe
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OK....I thought this was AWESOME! I loved the premise and I totally loved the dynamic between Kade and Nine.

There were so many things that I 'wanted' to happen that I kept reading faster and faster, hoping that I would get to the part and then something new would occur and throw everything into a tail spin. OMG, the ending....when I got to the page that read 'the story continues in book 2 (or whatever it said)', I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Once I started, I didn't put this book down until I f
DNF 60%

I liked this a lot but I just lost interest. I started it, got distracted by life and couldn’t get back into it. I love the premise, characters, and writing.

Some where between 3-4 stars.

SG Ladies, not safe. The H wants to loan her out as a business weapon...I never got far enough to see how that played out. I suspect he doesn’t. But I don’t know. He does fuck an OW after meeting her the first time. There’s a 2 week gap he doesn’t see her and then after he sees her again he’s not with any
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This needs a movie deal!

This needs a movie deal!

I hate spoilers so I'm just going to say this is a must read as in buy it right now and read it. This book is so different from anything I've ever read. if I could give it a bazillion stars I would.
Trish Bedroom Bookworms
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at Bedroom Bookworms book blog.
10566346_10105253527550494_1149819473_nThere are a few authors out there who could tell me they're writing a new novel about the joys of shit-scrubbing and I'd gear up to read it. Fortunately none of the authors I love tend to write about shit-scrubbing, so that doesn't come up much. Either way, Skyla Madi is one of them. There was a sneak-peak of The Unfortunates at the end of Forever Consumed and I was hooked right away.
When Skyla put out a call for ARCs, it went without saying that
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was one of those books that I couldn't put down. It held my interest, I cared about the characters, and I'm eager to know what happens next!

Nothing got done. Nothing!!! Dang it, Skyla and your brilliant plot-twisting, dark, brooding, hot-melting love story!

Skyla Madi did something I admire: after her Consumed trilogy, we get another story--entirely different from Seth Marc and Olivia. The Unfortunates is not for the faint of heart; I can't lie. It's intense. There's things that will make so
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
I really like Skyla’s Slammed series so I was looking forward to reading this new series- Unfortunates and it really didn’t disappoint, I loved it.
Set in the future and the world is a different place made up of Fortunate who rule and Unfortunates who are slaves for the fortunate. The book begins on Nine’s 18th birthday where it’s the day for her to become a slave to a Fortunate. Nine is brought by Kade’s father for his 25th birthday. Kade decides that he will use Nine to help me gain more power
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Spoiler Ahead This book was picked for me in a challenge to read and it was pretty good. This was my first time reading this author and not my last. When Nine wakes and it's her 18th birthday it's her day to be chosen to become someone's Unfortunate, to become a slave. Little did Nine know that Kade's Father would choose her for Kade's 25th Birthday and her whole world as she knew it would change. Compassion, hurt, protection, possessiveness and love would come into play and not only turn Nine's ...more
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who needs sleep when you are pulled into a world right from the start and you just can't put the book down. This is one of those stories that will keep you up into the late hours of the night, because you have to keep on reading, you have to know what is going to happen next. Sure I'm going to be a Zombie today, but who cares this book was worth it.

Because this book ticks all of the following:
There is tension, violence and fear and unfairness, but there is also has love, hope, care, kindness and
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Great characters! Will definitely read the upcoming books for this series.
Dec 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Very interesting story. However, there were plot holes that I needed the author to tighten up.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good ending!

I really liked reading this Dystopian Romance by Skyla Madi. The Unfortunates grabbed my attention right from the start, with Nine ( the main female character ) getting ready for her Selection, this being where she's forced to become a slave to a Fortunate. This society is set up as having 2 classes - Fortunates and the Unfortunates, who must serve the Fortunates and basically have zero rights.

Even though Nine has been raised as having zero rights, she still manages to have a stro
Sarah :)
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Arlene Adams
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: dark-romance
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Laura White
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Skyla sent me The Unfortunates for an honest review so Skyla here we go hun!

I was so looking forward to this series. Some of the teasers I'd seen really lured me in.

This book is set in a time where people are split into two classes. The Fortunates and The Unfortunates.

The Unfortunates are born to learn how to serve the Fortunates and at 18 they are taken and sold to The Fortunates.
The Fortunates are simply horrendous to the Unfortunates and the Dark and evil things they do leave the Unfortuna
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Until today, i thought reading was not having a big affect on me anymore, because I didn't finish the last books i started reading! Until now! I ADORE this book! It showed me again what reading should be like! You should feel connected to a book, obsessed with a book, you shouldn't be able to put it down and I thank you so much Mrs. Madi that you gave me that book hangover again! I truly missed it!!! Can't wait for the Second book!!!!!!! Please hurry!!!
Jul 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
jesus, this was such a bad book.

there are no words.

it's instalove with an anti-hero.
it's chock-full of clichés.
it's dripping with tropes...

which would normally be a-ok with me when done in an entertaining or original way.

this, is unfortunately something that's been done before and you can find better alternatives.

i'm honestly baffled it has so many 4-5 star ratings.

ah. who cares?
in a week i won't even remember this book. pass.
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars.

Oh man. So good. I love the world building. So good. I mean, the dystopian world has been done before. Very reminiscent to The Chemical Garden by Lauren DeStefano in a way, but different, and very, very adult. *Grins*

I love the characters and the plot. It's a small cliffy. Doesn't leave you dying, but makes you gasp and want the second book. Like now.

....Oh man. Book hangover. What to read next :(
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Skyla Madi is a twenty-something international bestselling author of a mixed bag of hot romance!

Though signed with Hawaiian based publishing companies, Limitless Publishing & Crave publishing, Skyla lives in sunny Queensland, Australia, where she spends most her time indoors writing with one hand and raising her three children with the other.

Other hobbies and passions include:
- Drinking coff

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